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Stockton mayor to get electronics back from investigators

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - The mayor of a Northern California city whose two laptops and cellphone were seized by federal investigators says the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to return the electronics, his attorney said Wednesday.

Homeland Security officials seized the laptops and cellphone last month from Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva at San Francisco International Airport  after he got off a flight from China. Silva said he was given no explanation for the search and seizure.

Silva said he was returning from a weeklong trip with other San Francisco Bay Area mayors sponsored by China Silicon Valley, a nonprofit organization that promotes investment between China and Silicon Valley.

Mark Reichel, Silva's attorney, said Homeland Security agreed to return the items in a timely manner. He said he doesn't know why his client is being investigated by the federal government.

Notice advises Stockton residents on flood insurance

STOCKTON, CA - The city of Stockton was advising residents in 'flood prone' areas on how to determine flood dangers and buy flood insurance.

However, a notice sent out a few weeks ago didn't make it terribly easy for residents to get the information and answers they needed. A city phone number that's included as a source for help was answered by someone in another department. For flood maps, the city website took users to a county website, which offered a federal map that's difficult to navigate.

"I think it could be improved. It could provide a better explanation as to what those (map) designations mean," said Mark Martin of the Community Development Department.

Another problem with the website: it won't process information if the user included street designations like avenue, court, or drive. It only functioned with just the number and street name.

Stockton semi-pro football player shot, killed near sports bar

A semi-pro football player is killed outside of a Stockton sports bar. According to friends, Cedric Purify, 26, was shot after trying to intervene with a fighting couple near Fats Bar and Grill on N. Pershing Avenue.  

"It seems unreal," said Dewayne Smart. Smart played with Purify on the Central Valley Hurricanes Football team.  He says he was with Purify Sunday morning at Fats, but the two were separated before the shooting.  "I saw him laying on the ground," he said.  "I mean just yesterday, we were out here having football practice and talking about life goals and things like that," Smart explained. 

Instead of playing ball at Michael Faklis Park, the Hurricanes gathered to pay tribute to their brother.

Stockton police investigate fatal shooting outside a sports bar

Three people were shot and one man died outside of Fat's Bar and Grill early Sunday morning, according to the Stockton Police Department.  

At 1:30 a.m. officers responded to a report of a man shot outside the sports bar, located on North Perishing Avenue. When officers arrived they found the victim, 26-year-old Cedric Purify, had been fatally shot. 

The department said while officers investigated this homicide, two additional gunshot victims from Fat's Bar and Grill, a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, arrived at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

Police have no suspect information or possible motive for the shooting at this time.

CHP officer involved in accident in San Joaquin County

A California Highway Patrol officer is being treated for minor injuries after his patrol car was rear-ended by another car Thursday morning along northbound Highway 99.

Stockton CHP said they were called about the accident on at around 7:50 a.m. near the Morada Lane off-ramp. 

The officer was on a traffic stop but still in his patrol car at the time of the collision, according to CHP. He was transported to Lodi Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. 

The driver of the other vehicle was also transported, their condition is unknown. 

A year later, triple homicide in Stockton unresolved

On the one year anniversary of the death of three teenagers in Stockton, the triple homicide is still unresolved.

On Monday, their families got together to remember them and demand answers. "I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy, to see your child lifeless," Roshan Campos, mother of Carlita Villalobos, said.

Homeless camps on Stockton streets to be removed

It's moving day Saturday for hundreds of people living in tents and other structures on the streets in Stockton. The city gave notice earlier this week that those people were trespassing, and need to move on.

"The city wants to run these people, but where are they going to go?" Juanita, a woman who lives in her car near the homeless service agencies that offer food, clothing and medical care told ABC10.

City of Stockton spokesperson Connie Cochran couldn't address where homeless people would go, only that it was necessary for health and safety reasons to clean the streets, and the private property where camps have been built. She said help is available through other agencies.